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Lehigh Valley RR K5B Pacific by markkarvon Lehigh Valley RR K5B Pacific by markkarvon
Known as "The Route of the Black Diamond" the Lehigh Valley Railroad was a northeastern line known primarily for hauling hard, pure anthracite coal which made up the backbone of its traffic. The railroad di feature several crack passenger trains and "The John Wilkes" was one. The train was pulled by a streamlined 4-6-2 pacific locomotive which was styled by famed industrial designer Otto Kuhler. Although a similar locomotive pulled the lines flagship "Black Diamond" train, the streamlined design was one of a kind. This print shows "The John Wilkes" in operation circa 1939, its inaugural year.
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Midway2009 Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a cool one!
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markkarvon Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Midway2009 Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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:iconamiga-32:
Never seen that one , it looks spectacular
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markkarvon Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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your welcome
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Blacksand459 Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Boy, those were the days! Wish I could have been around back then to witness iconic machines like this in operation.

And even more than that, this is a scene of a lost part of our culture. Gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing. :)
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markkarvon Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. There were so many new a futuristic looking designs. It is a fascinating period.
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dinodanthetrainman Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great
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markkarvon Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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